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Book review: prison narratives by Akhtar Baloch

Abbasi, Asad (2017) Book review: prison narratives by Akhtar Baloch. South Asia @ LSE (28 Jul 2017). Website.

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Prison Narratives is a translation of a diary by Akhtar Baloch, an 18-year-old female Sindhi activist. Asad Abbasi finds the core of the book, which documents the period in 1970 when Baloch was imprisoned for leading a protest, to be insightful, imaginative and full of interesting characters, yet finds the contextualising additions to be deeply partisan. Nevertheless, he writes that the diary is an important and rare text for anyone interested in gender debates in Pakistan.

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Additional Information: © 2017 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2017 14:45
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 21:08

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